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Pest Survey (CAPS) teams




Informational Talks on ACP

Presented by the National Plant Diagnostic Network (NPDN)

Between 2003 and 2005, 19 recorded presentations were viewed by 349 registered attendees from California, Texas, and Florida. The primary audience for training consisted of the following groups: county extension agents; state and/or federal survey specialists; state and/or federal inspectors; consultants; growers; and various private industry personnel. Registered First Detectors throughout the US also receive the monthly NPDN First Detector newsletter, which periodically includes information about target pests such as citrus greening and ACP.

Amanda Hodges, personal communication


Taxonomic Training for Entomologists

Conducted by the NPDN; ACP was covered in the training

Extensive taxonomic training was provided to entomologists in the southern US region. Helped entomologists in the southern region to screen for ACP. One of the entomologists (from LSU AgCenter) who attended the 2004 Workshop was involved in the initial detection of ACP in Louisiana in 2008 Amanda Hodges, personal communication

2005 August

HLB was discovered in Miami-Dade County, FL

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and FDACS CAPS (Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey) discovered the disease

The 2005 survey and another survey in January-February 2006 indicated that by that time HLB was discovered in FL, it had spread extensively and could not be eradicated; 2.htmlHalbert et al., 2008

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